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AEROSMITH Bassist, Drummer Participate In Charity Blues Jam

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer participated in a three-song blues jam with James Montgomery and Johnny A. at the sold-out Regent Theatre in Boston on Friday (Feb. 27), according to the Boston Globe. The proceeds of the nearly five-hour show went to benefit the Middlesex Human Service Agency, whose clinical director, Bob ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Cancel Remainder Of Mini-Tour, Blame Tour's Promoter

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have cancelled the remainder of their mini-tour with EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE after their contract with the tour's promoter was "not ...

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MELDRUM Jam With LEMMY: Photos Available

MELDRUM, the Swedish band led by former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum (wife of EUROPE axeman John Norum), have posted photos taken at their Jan. 20 gig at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California, where they were joined by MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister for a rendition of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "No Class" (a song previously covered ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To 'Jam' With Their Fans

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band's uncompromising commitment to their fans has been revealed with an ingenious 'plan' to include their fans ...

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STRATOVARIUS: TOLKKI Jams On Hard Rock Classics, KOTIPELTO Celebrates Completion Of New Video

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki participated in a very special "hard rock jam session" on Sunday (Feb. 15) at London Pub in Tampere, Finland. Joining Tolkki during the jam were HANOI ROCKS drummer Lacu and BOMFUNK MC'S bassist Ville Mäkinen. The unnamed "band" performed nine cover songs, including KISS' "Lick It Up", IRON MAIDEN's "The Trooper", ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For WACKEN ROADSHOW

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed to headline this year's Wacken Roadshow beginning in mid-April. Joining them on the tour will be FREEDOM CALL, METALIUM and DARK AGE. The tour dates are as follows: Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE - Musikens Hus Apr. 21 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben Apr. 22 - Malmö, ...

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THE GATHERING Add Second Santiago Date

Holland's THE GATHERING have added a second show in Chile after the first one sold out. The band will now play at Teatro Providencia in Santiago on February 24 and 25. Upcoming THE GATHERING tour dates: Feb. 14 - Club Rockit – Toronto, CAN Feb. 15 - The Middle East – Cambridge, MA Feb. 16 ...

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SOULFLY's CAVALERA Working On Group's First DVD

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has revealed to Germany's Metal-Online.com that he is currently working on the group's first-ever DVD. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is not expected to surface before 2005, will reportedly contain all the SOULFLY promotional videos that have been done so far as well as some jam sessions that were filmed during the ...

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PEARL JAM Guitarist Set For Benefit At THUNDERBIRDS Game

PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready will play the national anthem and drop the ceremonial first puck at the Seattle Thunderbirds' March 6 Western Hockey League game at KeyArena for a night benefiting the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A portion of the proceeds for each ticket purchased by March ...

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MTV: JERRY CANTRELL To Jam With ALICE IN CHAINS Bandmates

Since moving from Seattle to Los Angeles eight months ago, former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has re-established lines of communication with former CHAINS bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney, and plans to jam with them later this month, according to MTV.com. "We don't have any expectations," he stressed. "We're gonna get in ...

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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Frontman Explains CHRIS JERICHO Collaboration

In a recent interview with Electricbasement.com, NASTY SAVAGE frontman "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti explained how WWE wrestler/FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho managed to guest on their new album, "Psycho Psycho", the band's first in over 14 years, "A buddy of mine who is a mutual friend of mine and Chris Jericho's was telling me that he knew ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform On 'The Sharon Osbourne Show'

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be making an appearance on "The Sharon Osbourne Show" on Monday, February ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer Discusses 'Cyberwaste' Video

FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell has spoken to Australia's Undercover News about the filming of the group's new video, "Cyberwaste", which is scheduled to take place this weekend in Perth. "We are going to do it in a big derelict building that we found on the beach in Perth," he said. "We are going ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At MAXIM Magazine's Pre-SUPERBOWL Party: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) performed at the Maxim Magazine Superbowl Party on Friday, January ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following tour dates in February: Feb. 19 - Little Rock, AR @ TBA Feb. 20 - ...

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CAMP FREDDY Begin Recording Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), entered a Los Angeles studio last week to begin recording ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: DVD Track Listing Announced

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD. The 109-minute disc was shot in Bulgaria in July and features the lineup of Kotzev (guitars), Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Lars Pollack (organ and keys), Tomas Broman (drums) and Wayne Banks (bass). DVD track listing: 01. Mr. ...

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DISTURBED To Announce New Bassist 'Very Very Soon'

DISTURBED plan to audition new bass players in the next couple of months, following the departure in late 2003 of bassist Fuzz, and will begin recording their next album later this year. Pressed for details about Fuzz' departure from the group, DISTURBED lead singer told Launch Radio Networks, "I don't really want to get too ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Tour The U.K. In April

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) and Sky Orchestra will perform a number of concerts in the U.K. in April 2004. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Roth will be the special guest during UFO's upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. UFO ...

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